~ An all-woman version, the much-awaited show will air from December 23rd onwards, Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. only on COLORS Tamil
~ Daily prizes and a chance to be on the Hotseat by being a part of the interactive ‘Play Along’ on VOOT
~Nippon Paint, Arun Excello and RIN come on board as Powered By sponsors, Kotak Mahindra Bank as Banking Partner and Tamil Matrimony App and Helo App as Special Partners
~ Close to 3000 aspirants auditioned to try their luck & earn a spot at the Hot Seat
Chennai, December 14, 2019: Giving wings to small dreams, COLORS Tamil and Studio Next have dedicated this unique edition of the globally popular television game show to women who always put the dreams of their loved ones ahead of their own. To be hosted by the evergreen Radikaa Sarathkumar, ‘Kodeeswari’ powered by Nippon Paint, Arun Excello and RIN with Kotak Mahindra Bank as Banking Partner and Tamil Matrimony App and Helo App as Special Partners, will premiere on December 23rd at 8 p.m. only on COLORS Tamil and Viacom18’s video-on-demand platform VOOT.
“The Tamil market is an incubator for path breaking content, be it in films, art, print or television. COLORS Tamil has, since its inception, pushed the boundary in terms of innovative content – through the stories we tell and through the way we tell them,” said Ravish Kumar – Head, Regional Entertainment Cluster, Viacom18, adding, “How apt a homage to the culture and ethos of this market that one of the world’s most successful format shows ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ will go in for a global first with an all-women version on COLORS Tamil. Because we at COLORS Tamil believe that hearts which beat for others, should not forget to beat for themselves.”
Expressing delight on putting together such a purposeful show said Anup Chandrasekharan, Business Head – COLORS Tamil, “It gives us great pleasure to put together this experiential stage that will empower women who are smart, aware and knowledgeable. We have had an overwhelming participation from the Tamil speaking women across the nation whose life stories are heroic in their own unique way. While the format of the game remains unchanged, our endeavour is to encourage strong willed women to challenge stereotypes and emerge victorious. We are happy to have onboarded the indomitable superstar Radikaa Sarathkumar in this journey who will multitask as a host, a friend and a guide.”
The popular television game format will see host Radikaa Sarathkumar quiz contestants on the Hot Seat 15 questions with prize money ranging from 1000 to 1 crore. If a contestant successfully answers all 15 questions correctly, she will be awarded a prize money of 1 crore. During the play the contestants get to take 4 help-lines namely, 50-50, Audience Poll, Ask the Expert and Flip to survive through the game.
Radikaa Sarathkumar who has over 300 films across several languages to her credit said on hosting a distinctive concept like Kodeeswari, “The thought of making an ordinary woman a ‘Kodeeswari’ is extremely gratifying. Forty years back when I had made my debut, I too had dreams in my heart and small desires which grew over the years which I fulfilled with my work and I can see the same vision in each of these contestants. And I am glad that this platform is there for them to take a huge leap in fulfilling their dreams and desires.”
Kodeeswari is produced by Studio Next, the production house of Sony Pictures Networks. Studio Next holds the license of the format, for all Indian languages and has produced more than 1,800 episodes of the show across nine languages.
On this occasion, Indranil Chakraborty – Head, Studio Next said, “This year Studio Next is completely in charge of this iconic show across the languages, making Tamil the 6th launch for the year 2019. While the game has been evolving through the years, this is the first time we are going to have an all women contestant show in Kodeeswari. This season will give all the women a great opportunity to take the front seat and drive their dreams forward with their knowledge.”
COLORS Tamil viewers can now download the VOOT app and Watch, Play Along and Win every day! This time around VOOT – India’s 2nd biggest premium AVOD platform, gives the digital audiences a chance to not only win Gold Coins everyday with “Watch and Play Kodeeswari on VOOT” but also gives them a shot at reaching the Kodeeswari Hotseat – a real time opportunity for highly engaged fans to reach the Hotseat via VOOT’s interactivity gameplay. Upping the entertainment experience further for the digital natives, VOOT will also bring to life exclusive videos showcasing the contestants stories.
Leaving no stone unturned for the promotion of the show, COLORS Tamil has designed a 360-degree marketing and promotional campaign with touchpoints across On-ground, Outdoor, Radio, Print, Cross channel and Digital.
Prepare for the biggest game-show on Tamil television – ‘Kodeeswari’ coming only on COLORS Tamil, every Monday to Friday at 8:00 pm starting 23rd December 2019.
Follow @ColorsTvTamil Twitter handle, @ColorsTvTamil Instagram handle and @ColorsTvTamil Facebook page to get daily updates on Kodeeswari
COLORS Tamil is available in all leading cable networks and DTH platforms – Sun Direct (CH NO 128), Tata Sky (CHN NO 1555), Airtel (CHN NO 763), Dish TV (CHN NO 1808) and Videocon D2H (CHN NO 553).
About COLORS Tamil:
Launched in February 2018, COLORS Tamil is the youngest general entertainment channel from the stable of Viacom18 that thrives to entertain the Tamil speaking viewers around the globe through distinctive and powerful stories that inspire and celebrate women and their families. Positioned as Idhu Namma Oru Coloru (the colors of our motherland), COLORS Tamil focuses on storytelling that matches the rich heritage of the Tamil Nadu culture with qualitative and innovative programming. Some of our flagship shows are Velunachi, Arya’s Enga Veetu Maapilai, Dance Vs Dance, COLORS Comedy Nights, Singing Stars, Oviya, Vandhal Sridevi, Perazhagi, Thirumanam, Thari and Malar amongst others.
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of TV18, which owns 51%, and Viacom Inc., with a 49% stake, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching the lives of people through its properties on air, online, on ground, in shop and through cinema.